Navy tries to end longest losing skid since 2002

By

Published:

 

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Five games into the season, Rutgers is full of surprises.

The Scarlet Knights have a freshman starting at quarterback in Gary Nova. They are 4-1, riding a three-game winning streak and their defense is ranked among the best in the country, especially when it comes to turnovers.

Heading into their Homecoming on Saturday, coach Greg Schiano is getting another unexpected surprise. Navy (2-3) is coming to town, riding its longest losing streak since 2002, a three-game slide highlighted by an embarrassing 63-35 loss to Southern Miss.